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Welcome to Cancun in Mexico!

cancun mexico

Cancun is located just north of Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort band known as the Riviera Maya. Cancun is just one of over 60 official online guides covering the whole of Mexico. Cancun is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. If you´re planning a trip to Mexico and would like discover our fabulous nation before visiting or, if you´d like to visit a specific place in Mexico, then you´ve come to the right place. Cancun is a major world-renowned tourist destination, as well as being the seat of the municipality of Benito Juárez. Cancun is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico.

Cancun is one of Mexico´s most popular places, visited by millions of people over the last decade. When you travel to Cancun you may wish to check out the Cancun hotels we have available or maybe you´d like to rent a car in Cancun? We also offer extensive day trips in Cancun. This unique place has simply amazing. We´ve also compiled a list of Travel books on Cancun Mexico. The name Cancún, Cancum or Cankun first appears on 18th century maps. The meaning of Cancun is unknown, and it is also unknown whether the name is of Maya origin. If it is of Maya origin, possible translations include “Place, Seat, and Throne of the Snake “or” Enchanted Snake”.

Due to the reluctance of investors to bet on an unknown area, the Mexican government had to finance the first nine hotels. When development was started on January 23, 1970, Isla Cancun had only three residents, caretakers of the coconut plantation of Don José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez, who lived on Isla Mujeres, and there were only 117 people living in nearby Puerto Juarez, a military base and fishing village

Hyatt Cancun Caribe was the first hotel financed, but the first hotel actually built was the Playa Blanca, which later became a Blue Bay hotel, and then the Temptation Resort. Back then Cancun was an elite destination, famous for its virgin white sand beaches.

Plaza Caracol Shopping

Plaza Caracol

Plaza Caracol

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 8.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun

North of the convention center, the two-story Plaza Caracol houses chain stores like Sunglass Island, Benetton, and Ultrafemme, along with souvenir and jewelry shops and pharmacies. This mall has 100 shops, as well as a food court, a Starbucks, and a Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop where free Wi-Fi is available.

Plaza Bonita Shopping

Plaza Bonita Cancun

Plaza Bonita Cancun

Address: Av. Xel-Há 1 and 2, Sm 28, Cancún

Plaza Bonita Cancun is a small outdoor plaza attached to Mercado Veintiocho (Market 28), Plaza Bonita Cancun has many wonderful specialty shops carrying Mexican goods and crafts.
Plaza Bonita Cancun makes a change from the heavily commercialized shopping and strip malls in Cancun because most of the stores are still privately owned and offer amazing varieties of items and souvenirs from all over Mexico.

Kukulcan Plaza Shopping

Kukulcan Plaza

Kukulcan Plaza Cancun

Address: Kukulcan Plaza, Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13, Zona Hotelera, Cancun

For visitors accustomed to shopping at pricey department stores like Bloomingdales and Saks 5th Avenue, Kukulcan Plaza is for them. This retail space consists of nearly 100 shops and four restaurants.

Kukulcan Plaza

The Luxury Avenue section of the mall offers brand names from Cartier, Fendi, and Burberry to Coach. While parents shop, kids can enjoy the game arcade and play area. The mall hosts art exhibits and other cultural events.

Harley Davidson store cancun

The Harley Davidson Store and Restaurant is very popular as is the Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Ruth's Chris Steak House cancun

If you fell in love with the European clothing chain Mango on your last trip to Paris, swing by the branch at Kukulcan Plaza.

Plaza la Fiesta Shopping Mall

Cancun Plaza la Fiesta

Plaza la Fiesta Shopping

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancun

Plaza la Fiesta has 20,000 square feet of showroom space and over 100,000 different items for sale. Probably the widest selection of Mexican goods in the Hotel Zone, it includes leather goods, silver and gold jewelry, handicrafts, souvenirs, and swimwear. There are some good bargains here, so negotiating is encouraged.